When Christmas Isn’t So Merry

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Christmas can be a difficult time for many.

At this time of year, lots of people experience loneliness, anxiety and depression.
In fact an estimated 60 per cent of Australians already struggle with loneliness, and the festive period can bring up these feelings in full force.

Stress is another feeling heaps of people experience over Christmas, with the pressure to see family and navigate relationships, buy presents, and get to end of year celebrations. Self-care is especially important – maybe the best gift you can give is some rest, and time doing things you love.

If you need assistance during this time – these are the services that can help you:
(Don’t forget – 24-hour services are available regardless of public holidays!)

Life Line (Suicide prevention and support) 13 11 14

St Vincent De Paul Assistance line- 1300 729 202 (Mon-Fri 9-1)

Mental Health Triage 13 14 65

Police Attendance 131 444

Gambling Help Line 1800 858 858

Men’s Line 1300 789 978

Child Abuse Report Line 13 14 78

1800 Respect (Sexual assault and domestic violence line) 1800 737 732

Aboriginal Family violence gateway (Women and Children) 1300 782 200

Trace a place SYC servicing homeless young people aged 15 to 25 years 1800 807 364 (Closed on the public holidays)

Alcohol and Drug service – 1300 131 340

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

Crisis Care (SA) – 13 16 11

Domestic Violence Crisis Service – 1300 782 200 or 1800 800 098

Emergency Accommodation Services (SA) –1800 003 308

Family Drug Support – 1300 368 186

Family Relationship Advice Line – 1800 050 321

Health Direct Helpline – 1800 022 222

Kids Helpline –1800 551 800

Legal Helpline – 1300 366 424

Mensline – 1300 789 978

Mental Health Crisis Service (SA) – 13 14 65

Suicide call back line – 1300 659 467


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